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MIBG injection

MBIG injection

Overview

During a MIBG scintiscan, the radioisotope MIBG is injected into a vein and then the abdomen is scanned. The scanner detects radiation from the radioisotope, MIBG, in order to locate or confirm pheochromocytoma, an adrenal gland tumor.

Update Date 11/9/2012

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.